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Israel is not wanted at Eurovision: Countries Start Collecting Signatures!

Israel is not wanted at Eurovision: Countries Start Collecting Signatures!

Many countries have started collecting signatures to exclude Israel from this year’s Eurovision. Here are the details!

The 2024 edition of Eurovision is getting closer and closer and more than a thousand Swedish artists have signed an open letter calling for Israel to be excluded from this year’s contest due to the events in Gaza.

The letter, published in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, states that Israel is practicing double standards by allowing Israel to participate in this year’s contest.

“Welcoming countries that consider themselves above humanitarian law to participate in international cultural events trivializes violations of international law and renders the suffering of victims invisible.”

European Broadcasting Union Says Israel Will Take Part in Competition

The letter is signed by leading Swedish artists, including opera singer Malena Ernman, mother of climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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In fact, this is not the first breakthrough on this issue. In recent weeks, leading artists from Finland and Iceland have organized a similar petition and nearly 400 artists have supported this issue.

Despite these objections and demands, the European Broadcasting Union emphasized the apolitical status of Eurovision and said that Israel will be included in the contest, underlining that the song contest is for public service and not for states.

What do you think about this issue? Do you think it is right to include Israel in the competition? You can share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Gül Demirci

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